I want to be the painter of my country This post needs no words as the magnificence of the art speaks for itself. Abaporu (1928), Tarsila do Amaral. Collection MALBA, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires. © Tarsila do Amaral Licenciamentos Carnival in Madureira (Carnaval em Madureira) (1924), Tarsila do Amaral © Tarsila do … Continue reading Let’s Hear it for the Girls 11: Tarsila do Amaral: Brazilian Modernist
MoMA, New York has been closed for around 6 months for extension work, alongside a complete rehang of the permanent collection. The reopening takes place on 21st October but previews and press have been taking place. ArtNet have taken a sneaky peek at what is going on there, and it looks really interesting! https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/photos-of-the-new-moma-1676362 L … Continue reading See Dozens of Photos From MoMA’s New Galleries That Show How the Museum Is Rebooting the History of Modern Art | artnet News
I have had my ticket for this exhibition for months and even booked in a lecture. But, during the wait, my head was turned by the discovery of what looks like an even more exciting exhibition on in San Francisco, Cult of the Machine, that would be impossible to get to! Oh the heartbreak! … Continue reading American ‘cool’ at The Ashmolean *Spoilers*
Two programmes on Stanley Spencer from 10pm on BBC4. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03yggd0 http://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2018-02-04/why-stanley-spencer-tore-apart-his-family-for-a-lesbian-muse/
The Strand at Night, 1937 Amongst the Nerves of the World, 1930 I love Mr Nevinson's work, even if he was a somewhat irascible type of man! These two are from his later period and, especially in Amongst the Nerves, we can see all the influences of his past coming together. Saint Paul's almost fades … Continue reading Nevinson Connects
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/nov/13/banned-by-the-police-the-true-stories-behind-modiglianis-langourous-nudes Informative article on the exhibition at Tate Modern. Genuinely love Modigliani's nudes, it must be confessed!
A while ago I came across a crazy painting by Lyonel Feininger but promptly forgot about him until this appeared: I was going to do my customary research into this interesting man, but came across a far better piece of writing and more works than you can shake a paintbrush at!! Enjoy the fragmented world … Continue reading Lyonel Feininger
These two beautiful paintings by Spencer seem perfect for a May Day holiday.
A really interesting article on decay in art. Having seen Ruin Lust at Tate Britain two years ago, this article resonated with me. http://thepointmag.com/2015/criticism/the-art-of-decay
Simple, isn't it!
Took a trip down the M5 to Bristol and spent an enjoyable time at this exhibition. As I have nothing better to do with my time, I wrote about some of the more interesting pieces. Enjoy! Reality Questioned - From Bomberg to Madani Oh yes, and if anyone is in the Bristol area - visit … Continue reading Reality Questioned at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery